Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate – the healthy gift this Valentine’s Day? Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true! Studies show that dark chocolate in particular is good for your health – when consumed in moderation. THE MAGIC INGREDIENT The thing that sets dark chocolate apart is cacao – this little ingredient is what gives dark chocolate its super powers and distinct flavor. Cacao is...

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February 2, 2016: 5:10am No closings to report at this time.        

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

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Free Vein Screening

Wednesday, January 27, at the Ottumwa Campus from 4 – 7 PM Are you on your feet all day? Do you experience discomfort, leg pain or swelling? Do you have varicose veins, spider veins or bulging veins? The underlying cause of varicose veins and heavy, achy legs can be treated by vascular surgeons through a minimally invasive procedure that serves as an alternative...

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Why Work at The Iowa Clinic?

The Iowa Clinic culture is something we take great pride in. Our cohesive, upbeat culture stems from an intentional and ongoing effort to be one of Central Iowa’s best places to work. Providers, leadership and staff work side-by-side in clinics and offices, and as community volunteers. Social events accentuate this unified spirit―at Adventureland, Iowa Cubs games and many other community...

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Able to Eat Again!

A misdiagnosis left Christine Spence unable to eat real food for years – until she talked with her physician at The Iowa Clinic. More than a decade ago, Christine Spence, 56, of Lacona was diagnosed with heartburn, also called acid reflux disease. Although she took medication, the condition steadily worsened. About six years ago, she began having trouble keeping food...

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Are Food Frauds Fooling You?

A lot of products on grocers’ shelves woo you with savvy marketing claims designed to make you believe they’re healthy for you. Take time to analyze those products’ list of ingredients – they may not be so good for you after all. Here are the key reasons: Added sugar: In our short list of 10 “food frauds” (there are many...

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Extreme Makeover: Free Clinic Edition

The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation spearheads the “extreme makeover” of the Dr. Nick Palmer/Jim Ellefson Free Clinic – the last of six area Free Clinics needing to be transformed by the charity. few weeks ago, approximately 75 healthcare providers, staff, and family members from The Iowa Clinic descended upon 1607 East 33rd Street in Des Moines. Armed with hammers, paintbrushes,...

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Cancer Survivor Inspires Patients in Nepal

Declared cancer-free earlier this year, Sarah Coy joined the recent Above + Beyond Cancer mission trip to Nepal – with financial support from The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation. After being treated earlier this year for stage 2 breast cancer by The Iowa Clinic physicians and surgeons, Sarah Coy, 42, of Newton was declared cancer-free. She survived what she calls a...

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Despite Injury, Athlete Gets the gold

It was four weeks to competition day. Cory Sonner of Huxley, then 33, had been lifting mammoth objects, pulling vehicles using muscle alone, flipping huge tires over and over again, and doing other strength-defying acts. He was preparing for his fifth Iowa Games Strongman competition, to be held July 11 in Ames. On this day in June, he and some...

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